Refurb 15 inch MBP 2.53 Ghz @ Applestore, will it come back?

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  1. jsyxx macrumors newbie

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    Last week i noticed a Refurbished MacBook Pro @ the Apple Store site, but this week there all out of stock.

    do you think Apple will restock the refurbished MacBook Pro?
    Have they ever done that?
     
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    Give it time and check daily. I has been on and off a few times already.
     
  3. geoffreak macrumors 68020

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    As Apple doesn't manufacture the refurbs directly, it all depends on the flow of returning computers. Just wait awhile and check back as this rate changes constantly.
     
  4. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604

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    It'll be back on, it's just a question of when and for how long.
     
  5. jsyxx thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Even though there is no fixed time for it to comeback on, do you think it will be back on within the next couple of weeks or is it totally random?
     
  6. panzer06 macrumors 68030

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    Very random but it has been available almost every day for the last 10 days or so. One of my coworkers found the 2.53 with the 250GB 7200 (more rare) last Wednesday and had it sent overnight. He received it Thursday and loves it.

    Cheers,
     
  7. bsolomonny macrumors regular

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    Yes i see it on there all the time and i think if you don't need the extra battery power it is a great deal.

    FYI, it has a permanent placement on the Taiwanese site for 2200 USD. So jealous of US pricing.
     
  8. DewGuy1999 macrumors 68040

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  9. oregon2 macrumors regular

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    Damn... I really wanted this one. Such a good deal. But when it went away after being on for a few weeks, I thought it was dead for good and just bought the $1349 15". Aww well, I doubt I will notice the difference anyway, but it's definitely worth the extra $100.
     
  10. bsolomonny macrumors regular

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    It was back... and now it is gone. Just out of curiosity, for regular use maybe occasional gaming etc is the 2.53 a better deal or a new base model 13 inch with the free ipod. I keep wondering if i am going to be regretting not having a gpu later when new programs are released. Sorry i know this is not the right thread. But i came on to tell the guy 2.53 was on the refurb site.
     
  11. GeJohnO macrumors newbie

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    You can get the 2.53 refurb and a refurbished 8 gig touch for $70 more than a starter 15 inch with a student discount. And when Snow Leopard comes out, I think the GPU will be worth it with OpenCL.
     
  12. DewGuy1999 macrumors 68040

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    I just checked now and it's still there. There are a lot of differences between the 15.4s and the 13.3s, only you can really decide which are the most important to you. With that said if you can afford the 2.53 GHz then I say go for it. With computers you can never go wrong by buying more...more HD, more RAM, more CPU or more GPU, the more the better.
     
  13. Mistah Sheep macrumors newbie

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    You have to be patient about it. However, I got the exact same computer and I also got the last one in the store.

    That probably doesn't help :)
     
  14. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    You can even get the 2.66GHz MacBook Pro from early 09. Those unofficially can hold 8GB RAM.
     
  15. Odid macrumors regular

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    It's back up again. Just checked. How long would it take for a 13" mbp?? I'm thinking about buying one this Friday but might try to hold on for a week or so if I can get a refurb.
     
  16. GodWhomIsMike macrumors 6502a

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    I'm in the same boat and torn between the whole 2.53GHz 13.3" uMBP and the refurbed 2.53GHz 15" uMBP w/ the 512MB 9600GT video.

    The 13" will address 8GB ram, but the refurbed 15" can only do 4GB. The 13" has lousy video processing power, and the 15" is a powerhouse. Are they both SATA II? I'd look to add a P256 256GB SSD or the upcoming Intel 320GB SSD in it later this year.

    Opinion?
     
  17. Boxer757 macrumors member

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    I am in the same boat. I'm taking so logn to make my decision but it is alot money :p
    I'm leaning towards the 13 because of the education discount and iPod rebate...
     
  18. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    Apple has also in its refurbished section the early 2009 2.66GHz MacBook Pro. That one is confirmed to hold 8GB of RAM and is also a powerhouse.
     
  19. panzer06 macrumors 68030

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    Ah, so that's why the 2.66 & the 2.8 are both $1699, the 2.66 supports 8GB. Another mystery solved!

    Cheers,
     
  20. Andrew K. macrumors 65816

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    .13 Ghz won't make that much of a difference I got the $1349 one plus tax came out to almost $1500 and I plan on upgrading to 6gb or 8gb if possible later :) so I didn't want the 4gb it comes with.
     
  21. DewGuy1999 macrumors 68040

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    Yeah, but for $100 bucks you get more than .13 Ghz. You get 2.53 GHz vs 2.4 Ghz CPU. You get 6 MB vs 3 MB of L2 cache. You get 4 MB vs 2 MB of system RAM. You get 512 MB vs 256 MB of video RAM on the NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT GPU. 320 GB vs 250 GB hard drive. I think it's worth the $100 difference. As for the RAM upgrade, my understanding is that you can only go up to 6 GB, 8 GB is unsupported and unstable.
     
  22. Andrew K. macrumors 65816

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    Hmm yeah your right :D but I was broke enough already haha, and I knew about the ram, but I'm just hoping they come up with a solution to stabilize 8gb if not I'll just go with 6gb
     
  23. DewGuy1999 macrumors 68040

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    That's my problem, the 13.3" 2.26 GHz $1199, is in my "that'll work" price range, but then I keep thinking the refurb 15.4" 2.4 GHz is only $150 more, or the 15.4" 2.53 GHz is only $250 more... Then I add in tax and AppleCare and realize that I'm way-over-my-head on price...and do nothing. :confused: Maybe when the refurbs are all gone I'll be able to convince myself to place an order for the 13.3".
     
  24. Andrew K. macrumors 65816

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    Yeah I hate that they do that! :D haha it's only $100 more, oh wait but if I go with that one then it's only $100 more for the next one! Anything in the refurb store is pretty much a good value :)
     
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